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What are the best fishing charters in Cape May?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 trips in Cape May, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day Trip - Trolling (Inshore) guided by Mark and Extended Full Day Trip (Offshore) guided by Mark.

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Another popular fishing spot nearby for booking a charter is Stone Harbor.

What types of fishing charters are common in Cape May?

Offshore fishing is the most popular in Cape May as well as inshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Cape May are: 1. bigeye tuna, 2. bluefin tuna, 3. wahoo, 4. mahi mahi / dorado, and 5. bonito.

The most common fishing techniques in Cape May are artificial lure fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and jigging but light tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do Cape May fishing charters cost?

in Cape May prices can range anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000, but the average price for a full day in Cape May is $2,500.

When is the best time to go fishing in Cape May?

The best time to go fishing can depend on a number of factors. Call us to talk fishing!

Where can I get a Cape May fishing license and what are the bag limits in Cape May?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Cape May, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Cape May. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Cape May.

Fishing Cape May, New Jersey

You really have two options when fishing Cape May: head up the Delaware Bay or head out to the open ocean. The Delaware Bay is home to some great action in itself. With Cape May situated right at the mouth of the Bay, it is the perfect spot to capture all of the action.

Nearshore and Inshore Fishing from Cape May

With beautiful blue water and amazing fish habitat, the inshore fishing in Cape May is an angler's dream. Right in the middle of the eastern seaboard, it’s also home to an interesting mix of southern and northern nearshore and inshore species including speckled trout, black drum, weakfish, black seabass, porgy, and tautog. Of course, a trip to this area wouldn't be complete without striped bass.

Striped Bass Fishing Cape May

Striper fishing in Cape May is top-notch and with a variety of fishing styles to use it's sure to be rewarding. Stripers are a hard-fighting and great-tasting fish that can be caught with a variety of tackle. Trolling, casting, jigging, and live bait are all popular and effective depending on the season and what these fish are biting. There are two seasons for these fish with the first being April through may during their spawning migration, and the second is November to December. These fish are the most sought-after inshore game fish in the state and are perfect for your next trip.

Cape May Offshore Fishing

Heading offshore and the action is centered around white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. The further out you go the better chance you have of hooking up to some quality pelagic fish. Trolling is the most popular approach to getting a bite and you never know whether it will be a few pounds or a few hundred pounds.

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Cape May Tides and Weather

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How are fishing conditions in Cape May?

Cape May Fishing Reports from Our Damn Good Guides. See more reports for Cape May.

    The inshore troll bite has remained consistent with a mixed bag of blues, bonita and spanish mackerel. Water temps are still cold for this time of year so any other exotic species should be here soon. Flounder has been a struggle, mainly due to the colder water temps.
    The inshore troll bite has remained consistent with a mixed bag of blues, bonita and spanish mackerel. Water temps are still cold for this time of year so any other exotic species should be here soon. Flounder has been a struggle, mainly due to the colder water temps.
    The inshore troll bite has remained consistent with a mixed bag of blues, bonita and spanish mackerel. Water temps are still cold for this time of year so any other exotic species should be here soon. Flounder has been a struggle, mainly due to the colder water temps.